Stelis listrophylla Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION HumboldtiaDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Spade Shaped Leaf Stelis

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2100 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly cordate-ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and earlier fall on an erect, congested, distichous, 3.2 to 7.6 [8 to 19 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;